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Jacqueline Meshelemiah


Jacqueline Meshelemiah

Associate Professor, College of Social Work


Areas of Expertise

  • Human trafficking Social justice Human rights

Dr. Meshelemiah is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and three-time alum of The Ohio State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW), Master of Social Work (MSW), and Doctorate (PhD) from the College of Social Work. As an Assistant Professor and later as an Associate Professor in Social Work, she has taught courses across the curricula at the BSSW, MSW, and PhD levels. She teaches courses on Assessments and Diagnoses in Clinical Social Work as well as Human Trafficking. In 2013, she taught an interactive Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Human Trafficking for a global audience of 30,200 students from 187 nations. She is the former Chair of the Board of Rahab’s Hideaway, a safehaven for at-risk and/or survivors of human trafficking. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications and presentations at the local, national, and international levels. Her current research publications focus on human trafficking, oppression, and human rights. Professional travels have taken her to over half of the United States as well as to Africa, Europe, Asia, and Central America in her capacity as a visiting scholar, presenter, and researcher.